Chamonix has always been known as the extreme sport capital of the world, attracting thrill seekers from all around the world. Mountain bikers who come to Chamonix are often blown away by the magnitude of the mountains and the variety of trails on offer.
The mountain bike scene is represented by a very active community that dedicates their free time building new trails to make sure the trails around Chamonix are top notch. Long scenic single trails in the high alpine, steep and technical root sections followed by naturally shaped switch-backs in the loamy forests are all part of the Chamonix mountain bike experience.
If you, like us, are in the search for the next best trail, mountain biking in the shadows of Mont Blanc is an exhilarating experience like no other.
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With an abundance of high ridge lines and the help of either ski lifts or shuttles, we are often biking above 2,500 meters with Mont Blanc as a backdrop. This does not only offers breathtaking scenery but also world-class trails of 2,000+ vertical meters of descent with a huge variety of terrain.
Apparently a picture says more than a 1,000 words so why don't sit back and enjoy our favourite photos from our Chamonix mountain bike tours.
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If you are a complete group, you can book a private trip at any point during our season from May to September (subject to availability). Our bespoke private trips are fully catered to your preferences. The cost of the trip depends on partly on the final number of riders in your group as well as the number of active days. Contact us to find out more.
Mountain biking is one of the most social individual sports so if you don't want to go on a private trip we have some dates available to experience Chamonix together with other like-minded people.
3 - 10 July, 2021
From € 1,595
*Please note that most optional items need to be pre-booked and are subject to availability and additional costs.
May - September
Alpine & Forest
Enduro / Downhill
Big Mountain Beer or Genepi
Aguille Du Midi & Mont Blanc
During your stay in Chamonix you will be staying at beautiful Chalet Annabelle. The chalet has five bedrooms, all with a private bathroom. You will also find a cosy living room / dining area with a fire place where you can all hang out and enjoy a beverage together. There is also an outdoor jacuzzi where you can relax and enjoy a cold beer while mesmerised by the view of Mont Blanc.
Your hosts at the Chalet are Lisa and Martin. With a passion for mountain sports and an expertise in cooking healthy and utterly delicious food, we could not be more happy to be working together with them.
You will be met at Geneva airport by a LeRipp representative and driven to your chalet. Upon arrival you will have time to settle in and make sure you have everything for the first day of riding. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner where you will meet your guide who will briefly explain the itinerary for the week.
Hearty breakfast in the morning followed by a brief meeting to explain the day's agenda. Typically, the first day we star with some lift accessed riding in Le Tour or Les Houches to warm up and make sure that you are one with the bike. After a full day of riding, laughing and sweating, we will head back to the chalet for some afternoon snacks and relaxing time.
Two full days of epic mountain biking where we will explore the best trails Chamonix has to offer. One of the days will be spent in one of the neighboring valleys, in Italy, where we will enjoy areas such as Pila and La Thuile in Aosta valley. We tend to shift around the itinerary based on the weather, lift status, as well as the conditions of the trails in order to create the best possible experience for you.
No plans day. Normally we recommend that you take this day to rest your body and explore one of the other awesome activities around Chamonix. If you have not yet visited Aiguille Di Midi, it is a must do while in Chamonix. If you can't stay off your bike, you can of course go riding by yourself and we are more than happy to point you in the right direction. In the afternoon there will a workshop with a bike mechanic who will be able to assist you with any small fixes as well as teach you useful tips on how to look after your bike.
Another two full days of awesome mountain biking. This time we will explore some of the more unknown areas around Finnhaut and Martigny in Switzerland and perhaps try one of the more famous enduro trails from Les Saisies to Albertville. Again, the guides will decide on where to go based on lift status or road access in order to create the best possible experience.
Wind up the trip, pack your bags and head back to the airport with big smiles on your face.
To get the full “Chamonix Mountain Biking Experience” we recommend being an advanced to expert mountain biker, but... with access to both Italy and Switzerland there are trails available for all kind of levels.
Roots, rocks, drops and tight switchbacks are no match for you even in steep and exposed terrain. You feel confident in riding longer trails with sustained technical features as well as handling some exposed sections with no-fall zones.
You can pedal uphill 1 hour per day and climb 300m during consecutive days riding. You don't mind steep uphill climbs for about 10 to 15 minutes at the time. Downhill you happily ride up to 3000 verticals per day. You exercise on average 2 times per week.